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Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, and Animal Planet’s Tanked stars, Wayde King and Brett Raymer visited SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium for the season finale of the hit series.
Before finalizing the design for a new tank in Shaq’s Orlando home, the trio explored SEA LIFE’s 360-degree walkthrough ocean tunnel, Stingray Cove and other habitats to find inspiration within Orlando’s newest aquarium.
“This is the second tank we have done for Shaq and we wanted to go even bigger this time,” said Wayde King. “What better way to get inspired than having Shaq bring us to Orlando’s best aquarium.”
The season finale of Tanked will premiere on Animal Planet on Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. EST.
As co-owners of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), one of the country’s most successful builders of aquariums and two of Sin City’s most imaginative businessmen, Wayde King and Brett Raymer are tasked with building some of the most enormous and awe- inspiring tanks and aquariums for top celebrities, luxury hotels and casinos, Fortune 500 businesses, private homes and millionaire homeowners across the country that are filled with the most exotic, unusual, colorful and dangerous fish in the world. ATM takes on more than 200 projects every year with tanks ranging from 50 to one million gallons in size.
The new SEA LIFE Orlando aquarium provides explorers, both the young and young-at-heart, with the opportunity to navigate through Orlando’s only 360-degree walk through underwater tunnel, and take in the views of amazing marine life from the oceans of the world through floor-to-ceiling displays, window and bubble aquariums, a 180-degree walk through tunnel, a cold water rockpool that provides interaction with sea stars and sea urchins, a special area dedicated to the Florida Everglades, and more than 32 display habitats featuring 5,000 sea animals.